Election Monitoring

Describe your idea:

I would like to suggest a website aimed at coordinating election monitoring activity and disseminating observers’ findings.

Advice and guidance for election observers could be devised and shared on the site.

What problem does it solve?:

Individuals are able to monitor UK elections, but there is currently no website on which they can co-ordinate their activities.

The Open Rights Group have observed the London Mayoral Election process and highlighted serious problems; there are regularly local problems, especially relating to postal voting, but it is hard to see how they might affect the national picture.

Independent monitors are currently only present at a tiny minority of polling stations and counts; given a structure to work within more people might be encouraged to take part in ensuring our election system is working.

Type of idea: A brand new project